Sunderland welcomes Coventry City to the Stadium of Light this Sunday for their first game back in the second tier after four seasons in League One. Coventry ended the 2021/22 Championship firmly mid-pack in 12th, 11 points off the last Play-off place.
Sunderland have only played Coventry 42 times in their history, only winning 12, The Black Cats’ last win being a 2 - 0 victory back in 2007. The Sky Blues, on the other hand, have 15 wins against Sunderland, the biggest being 6 - 1 back in 1982, and the most recent coming in their last meeting in 2020.
Coventry scored 60 goals in the Championship last season, only failing to score 13 times. Sunderland scored 79 goals in League One and only conceded 53. Despite these good records, in four of the last five games between the two, there haven’t been more than two goals scored, making a game with under 2.5 goals a high likelihood for this clash.